Here's a portrait of J. H. Cradlebaugh, first editor and publisher of the Hood River Glacier. He was at its helm from the first issue in June 1889 until Samuel Blythe took over in 1894. By coincidence, just yesterday we discovered a cache of issues of the Glacier from 1894 which were thought to be lost to history. I look forward to reading all about the flood of 1894 as it happened. Time to fire up the scanner again!
Cradlebaugh had quite an interesting life. He was born in Ohio, in 1850, but in his youth lived in Tennessee. His father was a colonel during the Civil War. He came west with his father into the mining areas in California. He had some association with Mark Twain and Bret Harte there in Virginia City, Nevada., and also the Flood's and Sharon's of great wealth in the gold mines of Virginia City.
His father was appointed a U.S. judge by president Johnson and was the man that tried the case of the massacre of Mountain Meadows.
When John Cradlebaugh came to Oregon and first got into the newspaper business he had the Wasco Sun, in Wasco, Oregon. After coming to Hood River he built his home at the corner of Oak and 3rd, where the front room was used as the print office and the back living quarters. He ended up in Salem where he was the editorial writer for the paper there at the time of his death in 1918.
His wife's name was Florence.
Charlott on 18th November 2014 @ 7:19am
Very nice arrowhead on his tie.
dsc on 18th November 2014 @ 7:27am
Used to look for and rarely find arrowheads when a kid. Never found one that small, so would guess this one was made to be used on tie. But agree it looks nice.
Buzz on 18th November 2014 @ 8:32am
I wonder if the arrowhead is real or made of gold?
l.e. on 18th November 2014 @ 8:47am
One of my mother's favorite memories was of finding arrowheads on the Netherby place in Odell where she grew up...seems there was a Indian campground near the lake. She made sure that the sign that hung over the driveway to the place went to the HR museum.
Arlen Sheldrake on 18th November 2014 @ 9:29am
Once again I lose the "what will they discuss" contest. The arrowhead?
Arthur on 18th November 2014 @ 9:37am
My grandmother lived at Biggs when she was a little girl. Her and her brother took lard cans and would go up and down Spanish Hollow there picking up arrow heads, as the indians camped up and down the stream. My great-grandfather actually sold them back east somewhere.
Charlott on 18th November 2014 @ 10:05am
Go back to yesterday and see why he was "Grasshopper Jim."
Charlott Jones on 18th November 2014 @ 10:12am
but Arthur you still have your sense of humor..........
Arlen Sheldrake on 18th November 2014 @ 10:46am
Last night OPB had an interesting documentary on the editor of the Grants Pass newspaper who also took pictures of families in front of their houses and then their town and businesses back in the late 1800's. Fascinating, but other glass plates were used for target practice or just thrown away when cleaning out homes of the deceased. The one gentleman who began to collect them, like Arthur, realized the value so he is now digitizing them and making them available on line to all. An enormous gift to Grants Pass where it all happened. And I think this is an enormous gift from Arthur and his cohort. Thanks Arthur.
nels on 18th November 2014 @ 11:14am
Yes nels, that was a rerun of this show:
Highly recommended-- 30 minutes you can stream online.
Arthur on 18th November 2014 @ 11:27am
I have an arrowhead that is probably that small (1" long by 3/4" wide) but it is not nearly as perfect as the one in the picture. I think the one on the tie must be manufactured as a tie tack.
Norma on 18th November 2014 @ 7:53pm
An article on the following page of the Hood River Glacier indicates that the first 5 years issues of the Glacier were destroyed by fire.
Jeffrey Bryant on 19th November 2014 @ 7:45pm
Many of the copies of the Glacier that have survived to today have the name of the recipient handwritten on them. George Prather and S.F. Blythe are the most common names, so I suspect their personal collections replaced those of the original publisher. The museum is lucky to have a copy of Volume 1 #1, which I just examined yesterday. It is in surprisingly good shape.
We just have a smattering of issues from 1889 and 1890. Otherwise the digital archives will be missing some issues but the gaps are small.
Arthur on 20th November 2014 @ 8:07am